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    Hermann Goring was a model railroader too, I've...

    Hermann Goring was a model railroader too, I've heard. Not much into the postwar era, of course.

    Makes me wonder tho, how many celebrities we hear about are big into model railroading like Rod...
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    I'd just go with whatever names come on the decal...

    I'd just go with whatever names come on the decal sheet!
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    3/32 square should do fine for the upright parts...

    3/32 square should do fine for the upright parts too if you'd rather square. That's 15 inches in N.

    Easy rule of thumb for estimating stuff like that is to remember 1/16" is 10 inches in N scale.
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    i like the road grime, that color is quite...

    i like the road grime, that color is quite realistic. I think you are heavy handed with the rust tho, especially on the brackets. They would have been painted the same time the boiler was, so if...
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    Don't sell too quick. You could probably add some...

    Don't sell too quick. You could probably add some diodes and make the circuit work with those crossbucks just fine
  6. Wow, that's COOL!

    Wow, that's COOL!
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    OK First thing to find out is if the crossing...

    OK First thing to find out is if the crossing signals are bulbs or if they are LED's. That's easy to figure out. You say you can hook up the crossing lights so they both light up? Hook it up that...
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    Is there a manufacturer name or part number on...

    Is there a manufacturer name or part number on the board? Did you buy it new from a distributor on ebay or used from a private seller?
  9. Really starting to take shape there, Adam! ...

    Really starting to take shape there, Adam! Looking good!
  10. Happy birthday Keith! Hope it was a great one...

    Happy birthday Keith! Hope it was a great one for you!
  11. How keen are you on having that track above and...

    How keen are you on having that track above and to the right of the sawmill? If you eliminated that track, you could have more room for a view block down the middle of the layout and help avoid the...
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    Who makes that stone sheet? I need some. Is it...

    Who makes that stone sheet? I need some. Is it textured or printed?
  13. Thread: ok steamers

    by ranulf
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    There are a couple of Kato Japanese prototype...

    There are a couple of Kato Japanese prototype steamers I would be interested in kitbashing... I love the spoked pilot wheels and the valve gear. I am not too scared of changing the superstructure,...
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    HA! Yeah, tell me! Next layout won't have any...

    HA! Yeah, tell me! Next layout won't have any signals at all.
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    Signalling is a slippery slope... I think you...

    Signalling is a slippery slope... I think you are wise to keep it as simple as possible with ready made components. If you're not careful you end up going crazy and start dreaming up crazy projects...
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    That, and they are just plain ugly. Even above...

    That, and they are just plain ugly. Even above surface, A slide switch handle could be disguised as a lot of things. Below surface, you don't see a thing.
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    Pay close attention to the bottom mounted...

    Pay close attention to the bottom mounted switches in Heiko's post. If I'd seen that before I started mine I'd have done something like that. A LOT less work.
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    I used slide switches as well, but I hid mine...

    I used slide switches as well, but I hid mine under the layout and used homemade cables to switch them remotely.

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=2941&d=1245162127 The...
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    Also, if I may make a suggestion if you DO buy...

    Also, if I may make a suggestion if you DO buy WeHonest signals, maybe buy a couple spares. A buddy of mine had about 20 or so, and 2 of them didn't function properly out of the box. One had a dead...
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    Wow, that's a nice plan..... That sounds like a...

    Wow, that's a nice plan..... That sounds like a good idea using the cobalts to run little signals to start with. You might also try a few of these on your longer sections of track between switches:...
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    There's nothing wrong with using switches for...

    There's nothing wrong with using switches for signals. That makes it easy, you just have to turn them on and off. You could also use a handy little gadget WeHonest also sells that will make the...
  22. Thread: ok steamers

    by ranulf
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    Get an Athearn 2-6-0. MDC Roundhouse used to...

    Get an Athearn 2-6-0. MDC Roundhouse used to make the exact same loco back in the day, but Athearn has knuckle couplers. Very good locomotives.
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    Automatic signals are very cool, but extremely...

    Automatic signals are very cool, but extremely complex and expensive to implement. Also, most model railroads are so small that there's not much point in signalling much more than around the...
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    As somebody who still uses a flip phone I can't...

    As somebody who still uses a flip phone I can't agree with this more. EVERYTHING has become so overly complicated these days, and that's the last thing I want in my hobby. Having had decoders lose...
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    Yep... No CLUE what you just said. But you go...

    Yep... No CLUE what you just said. But you go with your bad self. :thumbs-up:
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